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Japanese horse chestnut
Kanji 2080

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Synopsis

Find out about the Japanese horse chestnut tree, and see how it has contributed to cuisine in Japan. Learn why 栃 figures into the name of a medicinal plant that has nothing to do with the Japanese horse chestnut tree. Discover the highlights of Tochigi Prefecture, and see how its flag features 栃 in a creative way. Also learn figurative terms  involving a rolling pin! 

Revision History:

July 31, 2019: 

p. 1: Changed the definition of the singleton 栃 to "Japanese horse chestnut," deleting the "tree" at the end. Adjusted several breakdowns accordingly.
p. 2: Added to the Etymology Box, saying that the newer edition of Henshall is useless when it comes to explaining the origins of 栃.
pp. 5 and 7: Removed broken links and rewrote the surrounding text as needed.
p. 12: Added a link back to this page so you can more easily access the game below.

March 6, 2015: Originally published.

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